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Chemo done....

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Hope it is a great new year for everyone, a healthier one atleast.

Just got done with chemo and starting radiation today. Thank you for the support I got from everyone.



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Kristin N
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Congrats on finishing chemo and good luck with rads!

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Congratulations on finishing chemo.  I just finished chemo #2 yesterday. Two more to go.  I was just wondering. How long did you have between finishing chemo and starting radiation?  Thanks


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Just about 2 weeks...


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Alexis F
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We are all here to help you thru rads.  If you need any help, just ask.


Hugs, Lex

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Congrats on completing your Chemo.

I am looking to start my radiation later this month. I hope all goes well and you and that you have few if any side effects. Watch out for the fatigue. That kicked my butt last time and I did not even need chemo with my first cancer. Hang in there and good luck.


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Megan M
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WOOHOO!  This is the best news to read!

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Congratulations on finishing chemo!! Good luck with the Rads. I had 36 the first time around. Didn't have rads this time. Glad of that. I don't kow if I would have done it again anyway. Wishin you all the best..

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congrats on finishing chemo! Good luck with the rads.

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Congratulations and good luck with rads!


Hugs, Jan

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Finishing chemo makes you feel like you are through the worst of things.  For me, rads were easier.  Someone was asking about time between chemo and rads -- I finished chemo mid-July and began rads the second week of August.  Fatigue wasn't much of an issue for me, but I tried to keep my activities manageable -- I wasn't going to sit around and wait to see if fatigue would settle in; I would do what I was up to doing for as long as I could.  That included going back to work at school half days (because of my rads schedule).  I had not been to work since the third week of February.

I did take a little time off work near the end of rads because I had a little bit of a problem with burns.  That was manageable.  I stayed home because there were things I needed to do to keep the burns from becoming a problem.  Once I didn't have to tend to those, I went back to school -- full days.

You probably have heard this more than once, but two people can have the same disease, same stage, and be treated the same YET react differently.  I was fortunate, and I hope you are too.

Best wishes.


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Alexis F
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Wishing you the best with rads and big congrats on completing this huge milestone of finishing chemo!

Hugs, Lex

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Alexis F
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Wishing you the best with rads and big congrats on completing this huge milestone of finishing chemo!

Hugs, Lex

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I found radiation not as tough as chemo...


Hugs and prayers,



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The biggest congrats to you!  I hope you are celebrating this weekend!

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Good luck with rads and congrats!

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Gabe N Abby Mom
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Finishing chemo is quite a milestone!  Congratulations!  Take care of your skin while you are in rads, and for a few weeks after too.  And you still need to drink plenty of water, it's good for your skin.

Let us know how it goes.



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I'm very happy for this fantastic news!  You finished!  Congratulations!

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When do you starts rads?  Be sure and take really good care of your skin and get lots of rest as rads will wear you down. 


Hugs, Jan

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How are rads going?  And congrats on saying goodbye to chemo!  Huge, huge accomplishment!

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congratulations! what a journey we are in but we can at least see the light at the end of the tunnel. i just finished my third yesterday and now counting the days for my fourth and last! i will be starting my rads in march. God bless and take care!

Pink Rose
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Congrats and wishing you all the best with rads!  You too Eleanor!



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